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Tulane baseball team begins American Athletic Conference play with UConn

Advocate file photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane infielder Garrett Deschamp turns a double play against San Francisco earlier this season. Deschamp and the Green Wave begin American Athletic Conference play Friday against UConn.

It’s the last new beginning for Tulane this year. After months of introducing each Green Wave program to the American Athletic Conference, Tulane’s baseball team will be the last to begin its journey into its new home. The first pitch against Connecticut at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Turchin Stadium will officially welcome Tulane’s baseball program into conference… Continue reading →

Scouting the American Athletic Conference

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Houston celebrates after beating LSU on June 2, 2014, at Alex Box Stadium during the championship game of the NCAA regionals.

CENTRAL FLORIDA (20-6) No. 9 UCF has been the hottest team in the conference with wins over a bevy of Top 25 teams. The Knights are widely expected to be in the hunt to host a regional if they can maintain momentum in conference play. MEMPHIS (15-5)Continue reading →

Tulane getting many returns for the 2015 football season

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane Green Wave head coach Curtis Johnson talks to Tulane Green Wave quarterback Tanner Lee (12) at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.

There weren’t many surprises when Tulane released its first football depth chart of the spring. After starting a bevy of true freshmen during the Green Wave’s 3-9 season in 2014, coach Curtis Johnson had plenty of known commodities retuning in the starting lineup. In all, 23 players return for the 2015 season with at least one start… Continue reading →

Just another game? Tulane’s philosophy put to the test against LSU

Advocate staff photo by A.J. SISCO  --  Tulane baseball coach David Pierce, center, meets with officials at the mound before the start of the Green Wave's home opener at Turchin Stadium on Feb. 20.

Every game is supposed to be treated equally. Day after day and week after week, Tulane baseball coach David Pierce has remained steadfast in his comments that each of the Green Wave’s 54 regular-season games hold significance. It’s a philosophy which guards his team from emphasizing or overlooking one particular date on the calendar due to… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball drops finale, series at UC Riverside

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Tulane fell into a hole it was unable to climb out of as the Green Wave lost 6-2 in the rubber game of its series Sunday at UC Riverside. Tulane (17-7) trailed 3-0 through five innings and didn’t score until the sixth, when sophomore Lex Kaplan blasted a two-run homer… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team ties UC Riverside in eighth, loses in 13th

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Tulane used some of its late-inning magic to send Friday’s series opener at UC Riverside into extra innings, but the Highlanders got a bases-loaded hit in the bottom of the 13th inning to win 2-1 at the Riverside Sports Complex. Tulane (16-6) made it to the 13th inning despite collecting only three hits on… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team takes its solid pitching and defense out to UC Riverside

Advocate photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane's Stephen Alemais connects for a fourth-inning single during a game against UNO at Maestri Field.

While most teams across the country are preparing for a conference weekend, Tulane is traveling across the country. Because of a scheduling issue within the American Athletic Conference dating to last fall, the Green Wave (16-5) is headed to California for a three-game series against UC-Riverside, starting at 8 p.m. Friday. “It’s… Continue reading →

Green Wave women buoyed by balance

Advocate file photo by Rusty Costanza --  Kolby Morgan leads Tulane in scoring with a 12.0 average. But the Green Wave boast several go-to options should any player have an off-night.

Freshman Kolby Morgan went 0-for-6 from the floor as the Tulane women’s basketball team lost to South Florida in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. Yet, while Morgan could not buy a basket, the Green Wave earned its way into the NCAA tournament. Despite getting only two points from its leading scorer, Tulane played… Continue reading →

Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson says men's basketball coach Ed Conry will return for a sixth season

Tulane Head coach Ed Conroy speaks with an official during the second half of his team's 67-60 loss to Connecticut in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham)

Tulane Athletic Director Rick Dickson said his men’s basketball program is moving forward by maintaining its current path. In doing so, coach Ed Conroy will remain atop the Green Wave’s program for at least the 2015-16 season, earning a sixth campaign with the school. “For the first time in a decade, I’m sitting here… Continue reading →

Foundation set for Tulane’s defense to shine in ’15 season

Advocate Photo by VERONICA DOMINACH -- Tulane's, Nico Marley (20) sacks Georgia's QB, Justin Thomas (5) during a college football game between Tulane and Georgia Tech at the new Yulman Stadium at Tulane University in New Orleans on September 5, 2014.

Although coach Curtis Johnson criticized Tulane’s tackling and ability to stop the run after the last two scrimmages of spring practice, he admitted it was a form of tough love. As spring drills wrapped up this past weekend, he saw the defense as the Green Wave’s potential savior. “If we’re going to win, the… Continue reading →

Tulane women back in NCAA tournament for first time in five years.

Advocate file photo by A.J. SISCO -- Tulane's Danielle Blagg said the Green Wave's selection for the NCAA tournament is 'one of the best feelings I've felt in a really long time.'

The screaming lasted for more than a minute. They had to wait and wait and wait, but the Tulane women found out Monday night they were in the NCAA basketball tournament for the first time in five years. The news came at 6:40 p.m. midway through the final bracket and 40 minutes into ESPN’s… Continue reading →

Tulane center fielder Grant Brown to have shoulder surgery and is out for the season

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Tulane outfielder Grant Brown (23) is tagged out by FIU catcher JC Escarra (42) in the second inning Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Turchin Stadium. Tulane won 2-1.

Tulane’s starting center fielder Grant Brown will miss the remainder of the season, coach David Pierce told The Advocate on Monday. Brown injured his right shoulder diving for a ball in center field on Feb. 28, immediately removing himself from the game. However, the separated shoulder popped back into place and Brown believed he would only miss… Continue reading →

Tulane wraps up spring drills with 2-hour workout Sunday

Advocate Staff Photo by Eliot Kamenitz---Wide receiver coach Keith Williams, left, and Head Coach Curtis Johnson at Tulane football practice on Thursday, August 8, 2013.  ELIOT KAMENITZ

Smiles were abound on the artificial turf of Yulman Stadium as the “all-up” whistle blew on Sunday morning at 10:02 a.m.. Some of the grins came from knowing the Tulane football spring camp had come to an end. Over the Green Wave’s 15 practice days during the offseason, the Tulane team has been upbeat and the coaching… Continue reading →

Tulane women perched on NCAA tournament bubble

It’s no fun being on the bubble for the NCAA tournament and having to wait more than a week to find out your fate, but Tulane women’s basketball coach Lisa Stockton put a positive spin on it this weekend. Consider the alternative. “As nerve-wracking as it is to be on the bubble, it’s worse… Continue reading →

Tulane baseball team wins another close one, 1-0 over Xavier

Close is becoming comfort for Tulane’s baseball team. Yet compared to most of this season, Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Xavier was almost relaxing. Instead of waiting until the ninth inning to squeak it out, the Green Wave scratched together the game-deciding run in the eighth. Lex Kaplan’s sacrifice fly to shallow left field drove home Garrett… Continue reading →

Tulane stages another late rally, tops Xavier 3-2 in 10 innings

For the seventh time this young season, Tulane found itself in a tied game in the bottom of the ninth inning. So, the fact Friday night's 3-2 Green Wave win over Xavier went to 10 innings didn't exactly catch Tulane off guard. Stephen Alemais led off the frame with a single into right field, but watched from first base… Continue reading →

Houston knocks out Tulane

Tulanes Dylan Osetkowski, center, shoots as Houstons Devonta Pollard, left, and LeRon Barnes, right, defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

HARTFORD, Conn. — Tulane figured it would have a tussle with Houston in its opening-round American Athletic Conference tournament game at the XL Center on Thursday night. Eight days ago, the seventh-seeded Green Wave fell to 10th-seed Houston in a hard-fought 68-63 overtime loss. fortunately for Tulane, the outcome and… Continue reading →

Green Wave looking to clean up its errors

Tulane baseball coach David Pierce sees a pretty clear pattern in his team’s results. While baseball is a complicated game with many moving pieces, occasionally an X-factor appears. So far in 2015, when the Green Wave (12-5) plays with a clean defensive performance, it wins. When errors and unearned runs pile up, it loses.… Continue reading →

At Tulane, well-traveled kicker Trevor Simms getting leg up on No. 1 job

West Virginia transfer Trevor Simms arrived at Tulane with the intent of pitching for the baseball team. Suffice it to say, he has found plenty to occupy his time before becoming eligible in his chosen sport. After handing the kickoff duties to Simms last fall, football coach Curtis Johnson reiterated Wednesday what he had indicated at the end… Continue reading →

Green Wave men full of confidence heading into AAC tourney

Associated Press file photo by Elaine Thompson -- Tulane's Jonathan Stark is averaging 10.8 points and  has 130 assists as the confident Green wave open the American Athletic Conference tournament Thursday against Houston.

For a team that had won two of its past 12 games, Tulane was talking big before it traveled to Hartford, Connecticut, for the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament. The self-belief stemmed from the Green Wave’s success on the road. Tulane (15-15, 6-12 AAC) improved to 5-4 in conference road games by beating South Florida 67-63 on… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Deuster puts scoreless streak on line vs. USM

Tulane’s baseball team couldn’t ask for more from a starting pitcher than what Patrick Deuster has done. In fact, it would be impossible. The former junior college product has tossed 17 scoreless innings to open his Tulane career, helping guide the Green Wave (12-4) through a perfect midweek record thus far. Deuster will have an opportunity to prolong his… Continue reading →

Tulane’s Louis Dabney earns All-AAC 2nd team

Advocate file photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Tulane guard Louis Dabney was named to the All-American Athletic Conference second team Tuesday after averaging 13.7 points this season.

Tulane guard Louis Dabney was named to the American Athletic Conference second team by the league’s coaches Tuesday. Dabney, a junior from New Orleans, leads the Green Wave with 13.7 points per game and in field goals (130), free throws (91) and free-throw percentage (.784). After an extended shooting slump in conference play,… Continue reading →

Tulane to face Houston in AAC tourney

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tulane Green Wave forward Tre Drye (34) shoots against UCF Knights forward Staphon Blair (52) and UCF Knights forward Kasey Wilson (32) at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

Exactly a week after losing to Houston on Senior Night at Devlin Fieldhouse, the Tulane men’s basketball team will get another crack at the Cougars on Thursday in the first round of the American Athletic Conference tournament. The bracket was set Sunday evening, and the venue, the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, might be more favorable… Continue reading →

Tulane women fall to South Florida in AAC semis

Tulanes Courtnie Latham, right, and Tulanes Tierra Jones, center fight for the ball against South Floridas Alisia Jenkins , left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament, Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn. USF won 78-69. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Uncasville, Conn. — Tulane’s bid for its first American Athletic Conference tournament title came to an end in the semifinals Sunday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. South Florida defeated the Green Wave 78-69 to advance to the championship game to play No. 1 UConn, a 106-56 winner over East Carolina earlier Sunday. Junior Alisia Jenkins led the way for… Continue reading →